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Marginal gains : monetary transactions in Atlantic Africa

Author: Jane I Guyer
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Series: Lewis Henry Morgan lectures, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study reveals how popular economic systems work in Africa, and elsewhere in the Third World.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane I Guyer
ISBN: 0226311155 9780226311159 0226311163 9780226311166
OCLC Number: 52601533
Description: xvii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Diversity, bewilderment, and the multiplicity of African money --
Conversions : asymmetrical transactions --
Calculation : number and asymmetry --
Rank : people and money --
Quality : commodities and price --
Volatility : a performance in modern Nigeria --
Institutions : repertoires of financial option --
Balances : household budgets in a Ghanaian study --
Formalities : fixing debt and delay --
Bewilderment revisited.
Series Title: Lewis Henry Morgan lectures, 1997.
Responsibility: Jane I. Guyer ; with a foreword by Anthony T. Carter.
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